How old are your kids and how long have you lived in Westport/the area? I’ve lived in Westport for 12 years. Alexis is 14, Colin is 12, and Kayla is 9.
How did you end up where you are now in terms of your job, or whatever passion project it is you might be doing? I’m a personal trainer, health and fitness coach and instructor at [solidcore]. Fitness is something I definitely unexpectedly fell into. I was an event coordinator for a speakers bureau and a personal shopper for Net-A-Porter prior to becoming a mom. Like many women after having children, I wanted to get back into shape and slowly found my way navigating eating healthier and trying different workouts. What I discovered in the process is that it was so much more than sweat sessions and losing weight. My fitness journey put me on a path to gain back confidence and strength – physically and mentally. It allowed me to get back to feeling like me again….something that I think many women and especially moms lose when we became primary caretakers or work full time. So my passion is helping women take back control of their lives with healthy habits and nutrition and truly finding their inner strength.
What was your best memory from 2021, a strange year we know…? Ohhhhh..Tough one. Not a single moment sticks out. It was a shit year. lol But I do know that even being such a hard year, there were still a lot of good times. It’s why I’m thankful for photos and videos…to look back and appreciate the small moments that made a big difference.
What are you most looking forward to in 2022? I’m not sure if there is a specific thing or event I’m looking forward to – just holding out hope for everything to get better!
What is the best show you have recently (binge) watched? AND/OR what is the last book you read? I don’t really binge tv but I am pumped for the Sex and the City reunion show. Sarah Jessica Parker was one of my clients at Net-A-Porter. Not my latest but my MOST FAVORITE book ever is Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Every woman should read it.
What’s your favorite app right now- for you- and for your kids? Instagram and the [solidcore] app of course! I think my kids only know the apps of TikTok, YouTube and GreenLight. lol.
What is one food you could not live without? The Dana in a bowl from The Granola Bar (add chicken and hot sauce)
What is your greatest fear? Not living up to my true potential
What is your greatest indulgence? Non food: Leggings and high tops. Food: Ice Cream
Which talent would you most like to have? To be able to sing and dance like JLo.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Hustle inspires Hustle”…lol…I say it in every class!
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you? Hmmm…I was a mascot for a minor baseball team?
If you weren’t doing what you are today, what do you think your career path might have been? No idea. I truly believe I’m right where I’m meant to be.
If you could travel to one place this next year, where would it be and why? One of those little beachy huts over water! The seclusion and peace and warm sun!!
If you could live somewhere other than where you do, where would it be? Anywhere with year round sun, sand, water and a palm tree!
Are you a morning person, or a night owl? Morning person 100%! I’m up – by choice – most days by 4:30AM. Sleep is a challenge for me. I tend to not get enough and have been really trying to get at least 6-7 hours a night!
What is the first thing you do when you walk in the door after a long day? Walk past my kids and cuddle my french bulldogs. I have two! lol!
Who is your favorite hero of fiction? I’m not much of a fiction person…but kinda digging Spider Man after seeing the new movie. Who are your heroes in real life? Heroes in real life are my mom friends. The ones who check in on me, offer rides, look after my kids like their own…those are the people who come to my rescue time and time again and I could never thank them enough. They might not wear capes, but they are my real life heroes!!
QUICK THIS OR THAT:
Cook or order in? Cook! (ummmmm…meal prep let’s go!)
Iced Coffee or Hot Coffee? Iced
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Puzzle or Board Game? Board Game
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Reading or writing? Reading
Before bed: Social media or book/TV? social Media
Ketchup or mustard? Ketchup
Watch or play sports? Watch
Stay in or go out? Stay in
Winter or summer? Summer
Comedy or Drama? Comedy
Wine or Cocktail? Margarita on the rocks, salted rim